Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 16:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-15 15:50
Baroness Katheryn Hebenstreit, Chronicler for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that an SCA fighter from Nordmark (Sweden) has had his armor stolen during a burglary.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-14 19:53
The looting of Baghdad's National Museum in 2003 inspired the founding of Save Antiquities For Everyone, or SAFE. The organization aims to protect antiquities and preserve the world's cultural heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-12 19:17
Have a hankering to own some period vacation property? Wists Social Shopping provides a list of "fantasy castles" for sale.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 08:37
The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-09 07:14
Pat Newcomb of the Huntsville (Alabama) Times reviews Stone Middle School's "Big Mac," a condensed version of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 11:27
The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 16:20
England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 07:02
Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-05-20 15:07
The owners of the Inner Vagabond, destroyed by fire a few days ago, have posted pictures of their building before and after the catastrophe that struck this Pennsic food merchant.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-18 22:27
The SCA's Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-17 19:15
More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 13:47
Latin is growing ever more popular among German secondary students, outstripping both Italian and Spanish.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-14 02:44
It's official: The world's largest trebuchet is in New Zealand. It's large enough to throw an automobile and is painted in camouflage for secrecy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 20:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-10 19:02
For the really hot stick: Nuclear Grade Duct Tape!
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 19:16
A medieval Tuscan village on the outskirts of Peccioli went on the auction block and was estimated to bring in UK£40m.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 18:32
Swallowfield Manor, a 17th century house with moated 13th century gardens bordering the River Loddon, is for sale.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-05-03 09:18
"On the day that we are all invited to join in a worldwide Hobbitfest, two contrasting views of The Lord of the Rings: is it a masterpiece of imaginative fiction, or a faux medieval dirge?"
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-29 07:53
Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 20:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 14:15
On Saturday April 29, 2006, Skye's Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Barkeyville, Pennsylvania will host a "Wildlife Baby Shower" to raise funds for the care and rehabilitation of "injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 07:47
Police in Middlesbrough, England have recruited heralds to accompany them on rounds to act as town criers. The heralds use their trained voices to warn citizens to lock their doors.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-26 14:35
Their Excellencies Bartholomew and Katherine, Baron and Baroness of Southron Gaard, have announced the winners of the Kingdom of Lochac's Most Improved Website Competition.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-25 08:02
Sharon Gordon has a radical idea: A Zero Waste Pennsic, one where the SCA's huge annual event does not add to the local landfill as well as the local economy.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 14:10
BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-23 15:36
Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-04-21 14:33
Their Highnesses, the Princesses of the West Kingdom, have announced that They will sponsor a Rubber Duckie Regatta at Beltane Coronation April 29, 2006. The race will benefit Toys for Tots.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-04-20 18:25
The Los Angeles Times reports that an area woman is being treated for bubonic plague, which she may have caught from fleas around her neighborhood.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 08:21
T.M. Fasano of the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently spent the day with students from Tori Fogg's class at Windsor Charter Academy and members of Greeley chapter of the SCA.